Planning your ultimate tropical holiday? Discover our list of the best family-friendly Maldives hotels where there’s a place for everyone to enjoy and relax. These luxury resorts and hotels will cater to your quiet time needs while keeping the kids engaged in educational and exciting activities all day! Let yourself loose while the kids have fun and book a stay at these amazing Maldivian escapes.

Finolhu Baa Atoll family-friendly Maldives hotel has slides and kiddie pools
Finolhu Baa Atoll family-friendly Maldives hotel has an inflatable playground
Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives play room

Finolhu Baa Atoll

One of the family-friendly Maldives hotels that have an inflatable playground that everyone can enjoy, Finolhu Baa Atoll is a 5-star luxury resort that has a chill-out spot for all members of the family. At The Oceaneers Club, kids can engage in creative activities and guided excursions on the island while parents get pampered at Fehi Spa. The resort boasts spacious villas on the beach and over the water, several restaurants, a tennis court and golf course, and all the snorkelling and diving equipment needed to explore the beautiful waters of the Maldives.

Outdoor playground at Soneva Fushi, a family-friendly Maldives hotel
Soneva Fushi play room
Soneva Fushi  is one of the best family-friendly Maldives hotels
One of the reasons why Soneva Fushi is an amazing family-friendly Maldives hotel is that it even has its own observatory!

Soneva Fushi

Having its own observatory easily makes Soneva Fushi one of the best and more unique family-friendly Maldives hotels. The night sky is super clear in the Maldivian isles and having access to an observatory will make your holiday even more special for the family! Apart from a closer visual experience of the night sky, this luxury hotel boasts an array of child-friendly facilities and activities. Kids can have exciting adventures at The Den, a world-class children’s club that features a pirate ship, cinema, and creative workshops. For the adults, the resort has spacious villas with private pools and direct beach access, an on-site tennis court, and rejuvenating therapies at Soneva Soul. From water sports and dolphin cruises to family picnics and explorer camps, Soneva Fushi has a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The Standard Huruvalhi's inflatable playground makes it a great family-friendly Maldives hotel
The Standard Huruvalhi
One of the pool beach villas at The Standard Huruvalhi

The Standard Huruvalhi

Feel the carefree vibe as soon as you arrive at The Standard Huruvalhi. This luxury resort also features an inflatable playground and beautiful over-water as well as beach villas and bungalows. Take a huge bite of fun at Lil’ Shark Kids Club where the little ones can splash around in the paddling pool, enjoy art activities and movies in the playroom, or run around the sandy playground. What we love about The Standard Huruvalhi is the on-site hammam and the eclectic collection of items (crystals and other apothecary products) and rejuvenation methods at the spa where the aim is to be nourished from the inside out. Speaking of nourishment, The Standard Huruvalhi also boasts multiple dining spots—on land and sea!

Constance Halaveli play room
Maldives hotels are famous for over-water villas and Constance Halaveli has beautiful family-friendly spaces
Constance Halaveli

Constance Halaveli

Offering luxe plunge pool villas on a sand bar, Constance Halaveli is a great family-friendly destination. Kids aged 4-11 are invited to enjoy Constance Kids Club where they can unleash their spirit and thirst for adventure. Indoor and outdoor play spaces, computer stations for gaming, and a kiddie pool for some water fun are all theirs for the taking. For the grown-ups, there’s a wine cellar, impeccable gastronomy at the on-site restaurants, golf, diving, and tropical bliss waiting at the spa. After a day of fun, say good night and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean in your family villa.

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has child-friendly pools and slides
InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is one of the best family-friendly Maldives hotels with over-water villas
InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Set above the pristine waters of the Raa Atoll, InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort treats its guests to world-class hospitality and barefoot luxury. The perfect setting for a family holiday, this 5-star hotel has spacious villas and residences set over water or on the white sand beach of the island. InterContinental Hotels’ Planet Trekkers Kids Club is sure to keep the kids entertained with mini expeditions, art activities and plenty of supervised playtime at this tropical wonderland. There are 6 restaurants and bars on-site, the award-winning AVI Spa, and an option to have bespoke guest experiences arranged for you and the family. Nothing short of a hassle-free and perfectly personalised holiday!

Dhigali Maldives playground easily makes it one of the top family-friendly Maldives hotels
Dhigali Maldives
Dhigali Maldives

Dhigali Maldives

An all-inclusive luxury destination hotel, Dhigali Maldives easily wins a spot on our list of family-friendly Maldives hotels because of its indoor and outdoor fun care of the Dhigali Kids Club and the environmental initiatives they have incorporated into the hotel’s operation. While the kids enjoy supervised play and exciting island discoveries at the dedicated areas, the grown-ups can do some underwater exploration, go paddle boarding, jet skiing, or parasailing for a birdseye view of the beautiful surroundings! If you just want quiet relaxation, the villas, suites, and bungalows offer the utmost comfort and privacy, or you can also indulge at Dhigali Spa. The family can also enjoy the flavours of the Maldives and choose from a stable of restaurants. However, we have a feeling that the offerings at the Pizzeria will be a hit with the kids.

The underwater restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island - One of the best family-friendly Maldives hotels
Villa on a sanbar at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is one of our picks for the best family-friendly Maldives hotel because of its breathtaking Ithaa Undersea Restaurant and the ultra-luxe Muraka—a 3-bedroom residence with integrated living, dining, and even entertaining spaces. This idyllic Maldivian paradise has both over-water and beach villas and suites—most with their own plunge pools. It also has a dedicated kids and teens club where engaging and creative activities await kids and teens up to 16 years old. For parents, tailored holistic experiences are waiting at the spa, and especially nourishing dishes are available at Mandhoo Spa Restaurant. Oh, and… we also love The Quiet Zone Beach Bar (adults-only) and the on-site wine cellar!

COMO Maalifushi
Aerial view of COMO Maalifushi, one of the top family-friendly Maldives hotels
COMO Maalifushi

COMO Maalifushi

Yoga isn’t just for the grown-ups and young guests at COMO Maalifushi testify to this! This luxury 5-star resort in the Maldives offers over-water villas set on the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean as well as peaceful bungalows nestled in lush tropical trees. For the little ones, Play at COMO immerses kids up to 12 years old in educational and fun activities around the island, but what we really love about this luxury resort in the Maldives is its Family Castaway Picnic. Apart from the on-site restaurants offering seaside dining, private dining for the family can be arranged so you can enjoy a more personalised experience during your stay in paradise.

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi has over-water villas and child-friendly spots like this ocean swing making it one of the top family-friendly Maldives hotels
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

Fairmont Maldives

Make sure to layer your sunscreen because the ocean swing at Fairmont Maldives will keep everyone in the family high on some beachside fun. Boasting both sunset and sunrise over-water villas, this luxury resort in the Maldives also offers an array of activities so you and your family can enjoy your holiday in the beautiful Shaviyani Atoll. From pool fun to arts and crafts, your kids won’t run out of activities to enjoy. Meanwhile, you can swing it out on the tennis court, be immersed in an oasis of wellness at Fairmont Spa, or simply go for tranquil seaside walks. On-site, there are multiple bars and restaurants, or you can have in-villa dining to enjoy more quality time with just your family.

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort has a dedicated play room
Beautiful over-water villas at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort which is among the top family-friendly Maldives hotels
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort play ground

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

Let the calm waves of the Baa Atoll calm you at The Westin Maldives. This family-friendly Maldives resort offers beach and over-water villas, multiple dining spots, and The Westin Kids Club where the youngsters will stay entertained all day. For us, though, we love the vibes at Heavenly Spa by Westin where you can get relaxing therapies while being in an ocean-view treatment room. Appointments are required though, so best to book this experience in advance to enjoy a hassle-free experience. On-site, go on a gastronomic adventure at any of the 3 restaurants and bar with its unique offerings made to entice even your kids!

Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru's kiddie slide and pool earns its spot in our list of the best family-friendly Maldives hotels
Biking at Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru

Whether it’s sliding into the kiddie pool or biking while supervised around the island, the kids are in for a world of fun at Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru. Combining world-class hospitality and tropical luxury, this resort has everything you need for that perfect family holiday. Set on the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, it’s also a great place to show your little ones the beauty of our oceans. If you’d love to just unwind and enjoy peaceful relaxation in your villa or on the beach, the kids can head over to Kuda Velaa Club where games, craft-making, and educational activities will keep them entertained for hours. Ready for dinner? There are Arabian, Asian, tapas, and casual dining options to keep you surprised with the flavours during your holiday.

One&Only Reethi Rah - one of the best family-friendly Maldives hotels
One&Only Reethi Rah
One&Only Reethi Rah

One&Only Reethi Rah

We often picture romantic holidays when we think of One&Only hotels, but One&Only Reethi Rah is such an amazing destination hotel and it has effortlessly made its way to our list of family-friendly Maldives hotels. This luxury resort has KidsOnly—a space for your energetic little ones where an array of hands-on outdoor adventures await. While their curiosity is being piqued in a world where only kids are allowed, you and your special someone can spend some quality time by getting curated couples massages or having some cocktails by the sea. One&Only Reethi Rah is a picture-perfect setting for these magical moments with your family.

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa over-water villa
Our list of the best family-friendly Maldives hotels won't be complete without JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa where international hospitality and beachside luxury for families meet
JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

J.W. Marriott Maldives

As soon as your little one sees the pirate ship and colourful spaces at Griffin Kids Club, you’ll have no problem enjoying some well-deserved relaxation at the ocean-view Spa by JW. Designed with your young adventurers in mind, the kids can have hours of uninterrupted supervised play while you recharge. If you’re thinking of more family activities, you can join activities like sand castle competitions, beach Olympics, and kite flying on the shore. After using your energy up for fun times with the fam, tuck in and enjoy savoury delights from any of the on-site restaurants. There’s Thai, Japanese, Italian, and even a wine room!

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

It’s easy to see why The Ritz-Carlton Maldives is one of our picks for the most luxurious family-friendly Maldives hotels. Not only does it have a seaside cinema, it also boasts a beautiful playroom, a unique outdoor playground, and contemporary over-water villas that look like they came from outer space. Set on the Fari Islands, this luxury resort has 7 restaurants and bars, the over-water Ritz-Carlton Spa, and the Ritz Kids—spaces where kids up to 12 years old are free to explore, engage in sports, arts, cooking classes, and other educational activities, or even take a nap in one of the napping pods after a full day of supervised play. Sounds like a parent’s dream holiday, right?

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A lover of the finer things in life, Mat is a travel junkie who is addicted to the excitement and sense of wonder you experience when visiting a destination for the first time. His passions include music, good food and fine wine, but his epicurean tastes don't get in the way of enjoying life's simpler pleasures like gardening, bush-walking, and exciting street food flavours.